Who’s up for brunch?
No matter what the time of year, weekend mornings have a tradition in Milwaukee — brunch. Since I moved to the city over five years ago, weekends have become a series of mini-adventures as I explore some of this city’s restaurants and their individual take on brunch. From the corporate hotel buffets to the neighborhood diners and hash skillets, Milwaukee has the best and most diverse brunch offerings of any Midwest city.
No matter what your budget, age or neighborhood, there are plenty of choices to check out. One of the highlights of any brunch, as any good citizen of Milwaukee will attest to, is the quality of the restaurant’s Bloody Mary or mimosa. Let’s be honest, this is what brunch is all about. What better way to shake off the baggage (or hangover) from the night before than with a guilt-free morning cocktail?
A follower on Twitter once told me, “If there is no booze, it’s just breakfast.”
Choosing the best brunch location can sometimes be labor intensive. One Sunday morning, I was searching through list after list of area restaurants, but there were no details on the meal itself. How can one make a decision on where to eat with such limited information?
So I set out conquer Milwaukee one brunch at a time and created my own brunch review blog. A highlight from my travels has been Transfer Pizzeria and their Bloody Mary menu for brunch. Not only will their creative food combinations awaken your palette, but each Bloody Mary is custom-made to suit your taste. Select your vodka (two organic options are available), determine your heat level, choose up to four add-ins from a list over 15 and then prepare to taste your creation. Yum.
If you want to branch out and try something different, read the full review on my blog and make plans to head to Transfer this weekend.
Check ThirdCoast Digest every other weekend for more reviews from my weekend morning outings around our beautiful city, and a sampling of some of the best (and possibly worst) places to enjoy brunch in Milwaukee. Hopefully you’ll think of this a directional tool to use in your own culinary adventures…
Where will the wind take us? Only time will tell. Come with an open mind and an empty stomach, because it’s going to be a fun journey. I hope you enjoy the trip.